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New Literary Agent Alert: Leon Husick of L. Perkins Agency

Leon is seeking: He has a particular interest in science fiction & fantasy, young adult and middle-grade novels filled with strong characters and original premises, but keeps an open mind for anything that catches his eye. He is also looking for historical fiction set in the 20th century, particularly the 1980s or earlier. He is not interested in nonfiction at this time.

Agent One-on-One Boot Camp (w/ Critique): How to Craft Query Letters & Submission Materials That Get Noticed — Starts Jan 20, 2015

Attendees will learn how to write a dynamite query letter, tackle a one-page synopsis (for fiction) and a book proposal (for nonfiction). The instructing literary agents will critique 10 pages of your work as well as a query letter, providing invaluable professional feedback.

Slush Pile Showdown: How to Make Your Submission Stand Out — Dec. 18 Webinar (with Query Critique) by Agent Instructors

For this live webinar on Thurs, Dec. 18, "Slush Pile Showdown: How to Make Your Submission Stand Out," literary agents Barbara Poelle and Holly Root are pulling back the curtain and showing you exactly what goes on when an agent reads your query.

Stephen Barbara Moves to InkWell Management

Literary agent Stephen Barbara will move from Foundry Literary + Media to InkWell Management. Barbara devoted six years of his career to Foundry. His start date at InkWell is scheduled for January 05, 2015. Barbara’s full roster of 50 clients will follow him. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Heather Alexander of Pippin Properties

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Heather Alexander of Pippin Properties) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.   About...Show More Summary

Sell Your Stuff: How To Get Your Novel or Memoir Published OnDemand Webinar

Literary agent Rachelle Gardner, one of the largest agent bloggers in the country, looks at how to shape a pitch and query to get an agent's attention. Read more...

The 2012 Guide to Literary Agents Is Out! That Means Giveaways and 22 Reasons to Buy It.

The new 2012 edition of Guide to Literary Agents has more than 20 brand new literary agencies never before listed in the book. I realize there are other places you can turn to for information on agents, but the Guide to Literary Agents...Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Dan Balow of Steve Laube Literary Agency

Reminder: New literary agents (with this spotlight featuring Dan Balow of Steve Laube Literary Agency) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.     About Dan: Dan is a 30-year veteran of the Christian publishing industry. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Abby Saul of Browne & Miller Literary Associates

Abby’s looking for great and engrossing writing, no matter what the genre. Her top picks from the current wishlist: (1) Complex, literary-leaning psychological thriller/crime. (2) Gothic novel, contemporary or historical. (3) Substantive women’s historical fiction with romantic overtones.

How I Got My Literary Agent: Suzanne Van Rooyen

Suzanne Van Royen is a South African author whose forthcoming book is I HEART ROBOT (Month9Books). Her agent is Jordy Albert of The Booker Albert Literary Agency. This is the story of how she came to sign with Jordy and get a book d...

Dealing with Rejection

It’s been kind of a hard week. I’ve been sending out queries to literary agents for a new book I’m putting together and it’s been crazy. I sent 140 queries out over the last week and so far the only ones I’ve heard back from have written to tell me they weren’t interested. In hindsight […]

How I Got My Literary Agent: Lisa Doyle

GIVEAWAY: Lisa is excited to give away a free copy of her novel to a random commenter. You can win a blog contest even if you’ve won before. Lisa Doyle is the author of MILKED, a new novel from Simon & Fig.

New Literary Agent Alert: Melissa Edwards of The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency

Melissa is interested in reading international thrillers with likeable and arresting protagonists, lighthearted women's fiction and YA, female-driven (possibly small-town) suspense, and completely immersive fantasy.

Sell Your Children’s Book: How to Write Amazing Novels & Picture Books for Kids — Dec. 5 WD Boot Camp (with Critique)

Agents from Jennifer De Chiara Literary are teaching the newest WD boot camp on Dec. 5 called "Sell Your Children's Book." All attendees get a critique from the agent instructors.

Self-Publishers on the March

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I have been a literary agent since 1987 and have written 25 editions of the book currently titled Jeff Herman’s Guide to Book Publishers, Editors & Literary Agents.

New Literary Agent Alert: Kimberly Brower of Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency

Kimberly is interested in both commercial and literary fiction, with an emphasis in women’s fiction, contemporary romance, mysteries/thrillers, new adult and young adult, as well as certain areas of nonfiction, including business, diet and fitness.

'Literary' agents

At The New Republic Stephen Akey writes about 'The problem with literary agents', in My Book Is Not About Vampires or Childhood Trauma. I'm Doomed. "I have no problem with the role played by literary agents as cultural gatekeepers",Show More Summary

Writing the Breakout YA or Middle Grade Novel – Webinar With Literary Agent Holly Root

Hunger Games. 13 Reasons Why. Wonder. Young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) publishing is hot right now. It’s always a group that does well, but with such big hits in recent years there’s a push by agents and publishers to grab the next Twilight or Harry Potter or unique book that’s destined for the bestseller list. The real question is this: How can you make your YA or MG […]

New Literary Agent Alert: Rebecca Scherer of Jane Rotrosen Agency

About Rebecca: Unable to narrow her focus to just one subject, Rebecca Scherer earned her BA from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College in Political Science, English Lit, and German language. After several years at the agency, Rebecca now has daily opportunities to put her wide range of interests to use as she actively builds her client list. Show More Summary

Amazon's Literary Reputation Takes Another Blow

The first ten guests arriving last Monday for a cocktail party at the New Museum got a surprise gift. Literary agent Meredith Bernstein, guessing (correctly) that it was a Kindle Fire, was first in line. “I’m not worried,” she said, about working with a company one of her peers had compared to ISIS.... More »

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